Just a thought about the metro’s escalators.

Does it seem to anyone else that the DC Metro’s idea of “modernizing” an escalator is to completely disassemble it and then leave it untouched for a few weeks?

Maybe they figure if they wait a while to re-build it (with the same parts as pre-modernization) that no one will notice it’s still jacked up. Until, as is the case of Columbia Heights’ station, it breaks down once more after a week or two.

It’s like New Coke all over again. And again. And again. It’s not just modernized, it’s Escalator Classic!

Escalators at chinatown.